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Heritage Happy Hour

Monthly Networking Events @ Legacy Bars & Restaurants Across San Francisco

Heritage Happy Hour is a convivial “no-host” gathering of heritage professionals, young preservationists, aficionados, friends, and Legacy Business cohorts interested in safeguarding San Francisco’s unique architectural and cultural identity. We get together on the Second Thursday of each month from 5-7 pm at a registered Legacy Business bar in San Francisco. This is a no-host event organized by San Francisco Heritage and the Legacy Business Program, SF Office of Small Business.

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June 8, 2023: Moby Dick, 4049 18th Street. Established in 1977, Moby Dick is one of the oldest gay bars in the Castro and an integral part of LGBTQ+ community history. Moby Dick is a place to meet up with old friends and meet new ones.

May 11, 2023: Anchor Brewing, 1705 Mariposa Street. Anchor Brewing is America’s first and oldest craft brewery. The rich history of Anchor can be traced all the way back to the California gold rush, when German brewer Gottlieb Brekle arrived in San Francisco with his family. Today, their beers are handmade from an all-malt mash in a traditional copper brewhouse. The process combines the time-honored art of classical craft brewing with carefully applied, state-of-the-art modern methods.

April 13, 2023: Caffe Trieste, 601 Vallejo Street. Caffe Trieste is a local coffee house and shop specializing in Italian-style espresso beverages and assorted traditional Italian snacks to the North Beach neighborhood. Caffe Trieste was established in 1956 as the first espresso coffee house on the west coast at the time. The café was founded by Giovanni Giotta who, after immigrating to the United States from Italy, missed the espresso houses of Italy and decided to open his own coffee house. Caffe Trieste is credited with igniting the “espresso movement.”  Extended hours for this event only 4-7 pm!

March 9, 2023: Uptown, 200 Capp Street in the Mission. Uptown is a community-centered and true neighborhood bar where you can go for good conversation, spirited debate, artistic expression, and fun. The bar opened in 1984 in a building that is believed to have housed a neighborhood bar continuously since its construction in 1910.

February 9, 2023: Zam Zam, 1633 Haight Street. Opened in 1941 by Assyrian-born Samson Mooshei as the “Persian Aub Zam Zam,” this cocktail lounge is known for its classic martinis and distinctive 1940s-era Persian Art Deco interior.

Stay tuned for more locations! We gather together on the Second Thursday of each month from 5-7 pm.

Interested in hosting Heritage Happy Hour at your Legacy Business? Please contact for more information.

San Francisco’s Legacy Business Program is the first-of-its-kind in the U.S. The program supports and promotes iconic, small businesses over 30 years in operation that are long-standing pillars of our communities and neighborhoods. 

Did you know? San Francisco Heritage is a Legacy Business! Established in 1971, SF Heritage was added to the Legacy Business Registry on November 28, 2016.

San Francisco Heritage (est. 1971), has protected the city in the face of rapid change by advocating for historic resources, hosting educational programming, and interpreting and preserving cultural heritage. The Legacy Business Program (est. 2015), provides marketing, business assistance, and specialized grants for local small businesses included on the Legacy Business Registry

Visit the Legacy Business San Francisco website to find a historic business near you. Small business preservation is an important step in maintaining a city’s cultural identity, which helps provide local residents with employment, a sense of place, and community involvement.

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